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As government and the insurance industry continue their quest to control health care, your clinical autonomy is in jeopardy. Now more than ever, you need to fight and advocate to keep medical decisions in your well-trained hands.

Fortunately, you do not have to wage the fight alone. Successful legislative advocacy depends upon an integrated approach, consisting of lobbying, grassroots activity and political action through the California Medical Association's (CMA) California Medical Association Political Action Committee (CALPAC). 

Operated by physicians for physicians, CALPAC supports hundreds of candidates for state and federal office who share CMA's philosophy and vision of the future of health care and medical practice.

Support CALPAC

Strengthen your political voice and protect the practice of medicine.

CALPAC Officers

Sion Roy, M.D.
Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D.
Vimal Nanavati, M.D.
Development Chair
Valencia Walker, M.D.
Shannon Udovic-Constant, M.D.
IEC Committee Chair

CALPAC Board of Directors

Mihir Parikh, M.D.
District 1
Melanie Crane, M.D.
District 2
Satinder Swaroop, M.D.
District 3
C. Freeman, M.D., MBA
District 4
Colleen Copelan, M.D.
District 5
Ramin Manshadi, M.D.
District 6
Shahram Gholami, M.D.
District 7
John Maa, M.D.
District 8
Harshkumar Gohil, M.D.
District 9
Charles Clary, D.O.
District 10
Robert Oldham, M.D.
District 11
Steven Wang, M.D. 
Young Physicians Section
Santano Rosario, M.D.
Resident & Fellow Section
Neha Reddy
Medical Student Section
R. Bob Sankaram, M.D.
Organized Medical Staff Section
Jasmeet Bains, M.D.
Ethnic Medical Organization Section
Hemant Dhingra, M.D.
George Fouras, M.D.
Eric Hansen, D.O.
Jennifer Hone, M.D.
Kermit Jones, M.D.
Atul Nakhasi, M.D.


Micah Scheindlin
Senior Director, Center for Political Operations
(916) 551-2570
Nathan Skadsen
Associate Director, Center for Political Operations
(916) 551-2078


Peter Bretan, MD

Roger Wu, MD

David Aizuss, MD, FAAO, FACS
Dustin Corcoran
George Fouras, MD, DFAPA
Brian Grady, MD
Jay Joseph, MD
Margaret Juarez, MD
Susan Kaweski, MD
David Logan, PhD
Ramin Manshadi, MD
Theodore Mazer, MD
Lee Snook, MD, FACP
Tatiana Spirtos, MD
Shannon Udovic-Constant, MD
Robert Wailes, MD

Kent Adamson, MD
Peter Anderson, MD
Vijay Arora, MD
William Averill, MD
Marti Baum, MD
Scott Benninghoven, MD
Kenneth Blumenfeld, MD
Rodney Borger, MD
Jeffrey Brackett, MD
Marcelino Calimlim, MD
Maria Carriedo-Ceniceros, MD
J. Brennan Cassidy, MD
Sarah Chae, MD
Amber Chatwin, MD
Lawrence Cheung, MD, FAAD, FASDS
Caleb Chu, MD
K. Michael Conroy, MD
Colleen Copelan, MD
John Digges, MD, PhD, MPH
Iheanacho Emeruwa, MD
Roger Eng, MD, FACR, MPH
Sergio Flores, MD
Lawrence Frank, MD, FACP
C Freeman, MD, FAPA, MBA
David Friscia, MD, MBA
Gordon Fung, MD, PhD
Raminder Gill, MD
Eric Hansen, DO, FAAFP
Steven Harrison, MD
James Hay, MD
Stephen Hayden, MD
Paul Hegyi, MBA
Standiford Helm, MD
Robert Hertzka, MD
Jennifer Hone, MD, FACE
Nathaniel Howard, MD
Zarah Iqbal, MD, MPH
Ram Kamath, MD
Paul Kirz, MD
Mark Kogan, MD
Thelma Korpman, MD, MBA
David Lubarsky, MD
Kristopher Lyon, MD, FACEP
Robert Margolin, MD
Thomas Melchione, MD
Vimal Nanavati, MD, FACC, FSCAI
John Nelson, MD
Robert Oldham, MD
Mihir Parikh, MD
Katrina Peters, MD, MPH
Jeffrey Poage, MD, FAAP
Raman Poola, MD
Damodara Rajasekhar, MD, FAAP
Dennis Rhyne, MD
Sion Roy, MD
R. Sankaram, MD
James Schlund, MD
James Schultz, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Akhil Sharma, MD
Francisco Silva, Esq.
Mark Sornson, MD, PhD
Mike Steenburgh
Sarah Summer
Wynnshang Sun, MD
Satinder Swaroop, MD, FACC, FACP
Michael Thoene, MD
Ronald Thurston, MD, MSP
Rainilda Valencia, MD
Valencia Walker, MD, MPH
Steven Wang, MD
Timothy Watson, MD, FAAP
Holly Yang, MD
Hamid Zadeh, MD, FACOG

Ruenell Adams Jacobs, MD, FAAFP, FACPM
Ebrahim Ahmadi, MD
Toluwalase Ajayi, MD
Lupe Alonzo-Diaz
Barbara Arnold, MD
Gabrielle Balan, DO, FAAP
J Augusto Bastidas, MD
Christopher Bergeron, MD, FACS
Jodi Black
Alison Boudreaux, MD
Susan Bradshaw, MD, MPH
Rene Bravo, MD, FAAP
Albert Brooks, MD
Kimberly Buss, MD, MPH
Anthony Chong, MD
Melanie Crane, MD
Kyle Edmonds, MD
Alison Elsner
David Ford
J. Alex Garcia-Young, MD
Anupam Gupta, MD
Bonnie Hamilton, MD
Nilesh Hingarh, MD
Darla Holland, MD
David Hong, MD
Po-Yin Samuel Huang, MD
Janet Jacobson, MD, FACOG
Jonathan Kaplan, MD, MPH
David King, MD
Ralph Kingsford, MD
Steve Koh, MD, MBA, MPH
Richard Kravitz, MD
Lance Lewis, MBA
Mohan Mallam, MD, FACP
Douglas Murphy, MD
Timothy Murphy, MD
Minh Nguyen, DO, MBA, MHA, MPH
Donna Odryna
Madeleine Ramos, MD
Ryan Ribeira, MD, MPH
Sukhjit Samra, MD
S. Alecia Sanchez
Javier Sanchez, MD
Michael Schrader, MD, PhD
Aparna Sharma, MD
Karen Sibert, MD, FASA
Heather Silverman, MD
Karl Steinberg, MD, FAAFP
Thomas Sugarman, MD
Patrick Tellez, MD, MHSA, MPH
Paul-Thomas Tremoulet, MD
Matthew Vo, MD, MBA
Deeann Wong, MD
Anthony York
Paul Yost, MD

CALPAC is a voluntary political organization that contributes to candidates for state and federal office who share our philosophy and vision of the future of medicine. Political law and CALPAC policy determines how your contribution to CALPAC is allocated.  CMA will not favor or disadvantage anyone based on the amounts of or failure to make PAC contributions, nor will it affect your membership status with the CMA. Contributions to PAC’s are voluntary and not limited to the suggested amounts.

Contributions are not deductible for state or federal income tax purposes.

Contributions made in error may be refunded within thirty (30) days by contacting CALPAC at (800)CALPAC-9.

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